The NAVC is also a recognized source for independent reports on advanced transportation technologies, primarily hybrids and fuel cells. The NAVC has recently authored the following reports:

Future Wheels I and Future Wheels II

These two publications reported the results of interviews with fuel cell expert on the future of fuel cells and hydrogen technology. They were published in November 2000 and September 2003, respectively.


More on these two reports on our fuel cell page.
Download Future Wheels I (pdf)
Download Future Wheels II (pdf)

Hybrid-Electric Transit Buses: Status, Issues and Benefits

Published by the Transportation Research Board's in 2000. This report analyzes the status of hybrid bus technology and provides an overview of emissions and cost issues..

Order Report 59 at the TRB bookstore

Hybrid Electric Drive Heavy Duty Vehicle Testing Project

Discusses the results of a year-long emissions testing project comparing emissions and fuel economy of state-of-the-art hybrid-electric buses, natural gas buses and diesel buses. Published in 1999.

Download the report (pdf)

Hybrid Transit Bus Engine Certification Recommendations Report

Published in 2000, this report seeks to facilitate hybrid bus technology introduction by outlining emissions certifications issues and providing a recommended means to address these concerns.

Download the report (pdf)

Viability of Electrolysis For Military Applications

In July 2003, the NAVC conducted an analysis of electrolysis for hydrogen production in military applications. This report was ddistributed only to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) of the National Automotive Center.

Some pastNAVC reports include:

Near Term Electric Vehicle Costs
Prepared by The International Environment and Resource Program
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
and Global and Environment Institute, Tufts University
October 1994

Electric Vehicle Thermal Management for Cold Weather Operation
Prepared by Arthur D. Little, Inc.
October 1994